Section II. Operational Safety.
Before operating the vehicle, visually check area around vehicle to ensure there is sufficient, safe
clearance. Failure to do so could result in personnel injury and/or damage to equipment.
Personnel outside the vehicle must stand clear of implements whenever operator is near controls.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury.
Use ground guide when operating near personnel, buildings and other equipment, and when
backing vehicle. Failure to do so could result in personnel injury and/or damage to equipment.
When operating the vehicle in the construction mode, i.e., filling dump trucks, stockpiling, and
backhoe operations, avoid working on side slopes greater than 5 percent. Failure to comply may
result in personnel injury and/or damage to equipment.
All required safety equipment must be mounted on the vehicle prior to operation. Failure to do so
could result in personal injury.
Operating a vehicle with an underinflated or defective tire may lead to premature tire failure and
may result in serious injury or death to personnel and/or equipment damage.
Ensure that no personnel are near or around the IHMEE when reversing during operations with
vehicle lights set to BO DRIVE or BO MARKER. In this condition, the reverse alarm is not
operational. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
Walk around vehicle to clear all personnel from area of operation and vehicle movement.
Be aware of the location of other personnel before moving vehicle.
Always check behind vehicle before selecting R (Reverse) gear. Reverse warning alarm must always be audible to
warn personnel vehicle is moving in R (Reverse).
Drive carefully in congested areas, over rough ground, near ditches or excavations, and on slopes.
Use vehicle lights to warn drivers of other vehicles in low-visibility conditions.
Check location of underground power cables, gas lines, and water mains before digging.
Keep loading area smooth to assist with vehicle stability.
Increase power gradually when pulling heavy load or when driving out of ditch or excavation.